Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Mar 2013 22:20 UTC
Legal Judge Lucy Koh has almost halved the $1 billion in damages the jury awarded to Apple. "Koh found two main errors in the way the jury calculated the damages awarded to Apple. They used Samsung's profits to determine the amount the company owed for infringing some of Apple's utility patents - a practice only appropriate when calculating damages owed when design patents have been infringed. They also erred when calculating the time period Apple should be awarded damages for. Koh explains that Apple was only due damages for product sales that occurred after Cupertino informed Samsung of its belief that the violations were taking place." It's almost as if the bunch of random people in this jury had no clue what they were doing in what is possibly the most complex patent trial in history.
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RE[2]: Ah, damn.
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Ah, damn."
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I'm not predicting the trial will go one way or another; I am mocking Apple's cheap tactics of using lawsuits to get $$$, and getting a cut from their original expected amount. After all--is money from Samsung not the whole point they are suing? So-called "damages," as they like to put it? The fact that so far they have seen the amount of profit in damages drop by half is on its own ironic, and worth laughing over.

They deserve it. Really, they deserve to be fined themselves and have the case thrown out for abusing the system and being pricks... and then locked out from doing it again through patent reform. But of course that's not going to happen any time soon. The least that can be done is gain amusement at their reduction of potential profit in their crummy patent lawsuits.

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